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Comanche sets off to chase record

Sunday, 24 July 2016, 10:18 pm | Comanche

Comanche , the 100 foot racing yacht owned by Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze-Clark, will depart this evening from New York (USA) and point her bow East to Britain as the record-breaking monohull takes on the Atlantic in a bid to continue breaking ... More >>

Sharpley & Anstis chasing championship runner up spot

Saturday, 23 July 2016, 11:21 am | Rallylife Motorsport

Whakatane Rally Driver Jono Shapley and Auckland based co driver Kieran Anstis are fired up and ready to Challenge for second place in the Cat 5 New Zealand Rally Championship at the Final Round Rally Coromandel on the 20th of August. More >>

Singing out for justice wins national prize for student

Saturday, 23 July 2016, 11:11 am | Caritas Aotearoa

Standing out from a record number of entries, Hato Pāora College student, Nikau Te Huki’s song Now or Never has won the senior category in the annual SINGout4JUSTICE song writing competition. More >>

No. 8 Wire winning work on display

Friday, 22 July 2016, 3:07 pm | MTG Hawke's Bay

The winning work of this year’s Fieldays No. 8 Wire National Art Award is now on show in the foyer of MTG Hawke’s Bay. More >>

Shayne P Carter Announces New Album Offsider

Friday, 22 July 2016, 1:55 pm | Flying Nun

Shayne P Carter is pleased to announce the release of his album Offsider , out on CD and digitally 9th of September via Flying Nun . This August Shayne P Carter and band are on tour around New Zealand - the tour dates are below. Pre-release CDs will ... More >>

BTW Announces NZ Title

Friday, 22 July 2016, 1:47 pm | Benjamin Watt

BTW Promoter, Benjamin Watt has announced his main event at his boxing event on September 24th. Tongan born New Zealander Nailini Helu, will be fighting for the NZPBA Womens Heavyweight title against Ange Davis. More >>

Hip Hop Gold Medalists Return To Defend Title

Friday, 22 July 2016, 12:52 pm | Natalie Chloe PR

Kiwi hip hop dance crew The Bradas – the reigning adult world champions – return to Las Vegas in early August to defend their title against competition from crews from 40 other countries. More >>

Monster Energy Presents the Jossi Wells Invitational

Friday, 22 July 2016, 12:42 pm | Cardrona

Winter X Games gold medallist Jossi Wells is holding an invitational Big Air event for the world’s best skiers & snowboarders at Cardrona Alpine Resort this August. Kiwi skiers and snowboarders will go head to head against a stacked field of international ... More >>

The Story of the Hauraki Gulf by Raewyn Peart

Friday, 22 July 2016, 12:07 pm | Bateman Publishing

This very special publication is an environmental, social and cultural history of our association with this remarkable place. More >>

Photos: Pikachu Goes Bungy Jumping

Friday, 22 July 2016, 12:00 pm | AJ Hackett

AJ Hackett Bungy NZ had a very special new Bungy lover today – Pikachu from PokemonGO. More >>

NZ shearers in Wales

Friday, 22 July 2016, 11:03 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

World champion shearer Rowland Smith has become the fifth New Zealander in 10 years to win the Royal Welsh Open title. More >>

Murray Cammick - Flash Cars Photo Exhibition

Friday, 22 July 2016, 10:44 am | The Publicity Machine

Murray Cammick’s classic documentary photos of the V8 cars and crews are back in town 3 – 31 August at The Black Asterisk on Auckland’s Ponsonby Road . More >>

Widely diverse topics covered in documentaries

Friday, 22 July 2016, 10:38 am | NZ On Air

Science, social issues, health, and history are just some of the brilliant array of topics covered in new and returning documentary and factual programmes for a variety of television and online platforms. More >>

Soul singer Jay Power announces New Zealand tour

Friday, 22 July 2016, 10:28 am | NicNak Media

After establishing herself in Australia as an act ‘to watch’, urban soul singer Jay Power and her award-winning band are bringing their mesmerising live show to New Zealand this August. More >>

Search For Kiwi Boy to Star in Hit Musical Priscilla

Friday, 22 July 2016, 10:12 am | Skip Ink

Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Nullabor Productions announce today that they will soon begin their search for a New Zealand boy to play the role of Benji in the international smash hit musical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT which opens on Friday, ... More >>

Travis Scott Live in New Zealand For The First Time

Friday, 22 July 2016, 10:07 am | Live Nation

FRIDAY JULY 22, 2016 – With the release of his much-anticipated sophomore album imminent, prolific singer, rapper and producer TRAVIS SCOTT announces his debut New Zealand appearance at Auckland’s Powerstation on October 4. More >>

Mad Mike Whiddett’s “most extreme stunt ever”

Friday, 22 July 2016, 10:02 am | Vodafone

Kiwi drift car sensation Mad Mike Whiddett has demonstrated the reliability of the Vodafone 4G network in a high octane stunt at Leadfoot track in Hahei. More >>

Shakes - Strange Tides

Friday, 22 July 2016, 9:19 am | Noise PR

The new Kiwi indie-rockers on the block Shakes are proud to release their latest single, Strange Tides out today! More >>

Wellington A Black wins Netball NZ U17 Champs title

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 5:30 pm | Netball New Zealand

Wellington A Black wins Netball NZ U17 Champs title Media Release Thursday 21 July, 2016 More >>

Withdrawal of media coverage at Rio Olympics

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 5:17 pm | Massey University

School of Journalism senior lecturer Dr Catherine Strong says it’s “disheartening” that the NZ Herald and Fairfax Media have had to withdraw their reporting teams, including photographers and videographers, from on site coverage of the Rio Olympics ... More >>

Partnership Key to Restoration of Ancient Waka

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 3:48 pm | Fonterra

600 year-old waka discovered near the Anaweka estuary on the North West tip of the South Island More >>

Holocaust deniers target new book that debunks denialism

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 12:29 pm | Sterling Gate Books

The recent publication of a book by a New Zealand father-and-son writing team debunking Holocaust denial theories has drawn the ire of two of the world’s leading Holocaust deniers. More >>

Bray keen to build on points lead in the US

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 11:54 am | Kart Sport

Kiwi kart international Daniel Bray is keen to build on his S1 class points lead at the second big double header Superkarts USA (SKUSA) Pro Tour kart race meeting of the season in the United States this weekend. More >>

'Learner, fitter, faster' 2016 Trgo mark 50-event milestone

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 11:39 am | Fast Company

This year's Targa New Zealand tarmac motor rally - which starts in Taupo on Wednesday October 12 and finishes in Havelock North on Sunday October 16 will be a 'leaner, fitter, faster' affair. More >>

2016 ANZ Championship Semi-Finals Preview

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 11:36 am | ANZ Championship Netball

Conference Finals Fixtures: The Coffee Club Queensland Firebirds v Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel Sunday 24 July, 12pm (local time) Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane Cold Power Magic v NSW Swifts Monday 25 July, 7.30pm (local time) ... More >>

Under 23 Team Named for World Championships

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 11:33 am | Triathlon New Zealand

Triathlon New Zealand has confirmed the U23 athletes to represent New Zealand at the ITU World Triathlon Championships in Cozumel in September this year, with three athletes joining others in the New Zealand team for the elite races. More >>

Rio 2016 Olympic Games to be the most visual Olympics ever

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 11:31 am | Getty Images

Auckland, NEW ZEALAND – 21st July 2016: Getty Images , a world leader in visual communication, today announces it will be capturing the upcoming Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games with an elite roster of award-winning specialist sports ... More >>

Lyttelton musuem moves ahead with plans to rebuild

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 11:04 am | Lyttelton Museum

Members of the Lyttelton Historical Museum Society have voted to proceed with plans to acquire the former Council Service Centre site on London Street in Lyttelton, for the purposes of building a new museum. The decision was taken at the Society’s ... More >>

Exton and Rooney to join Morris & Parkinson at ROK Cup

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 11:00 am | Kart Sport

Inaugural ROK Cup New Zealand Vortex Mini ROK class winner William Exton and runner-up Jackson Rooney are set to join New Zealand champions Breanna Morris (2016) and Joshua Parkinson (2015) on a four-strong Kiwi squad at this year's ROK Cup International ... More >>

Making architecture and urban design from 'waste' materials

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 10:53 am | Superuse Studios

A pioneer in the field of sustainable design will tour New Zealand this winter, speaking and running workshops in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Dutch architect and partner of Rotterdam-based Superuse Studios, Jos de Krieger, will speak on how they ... More >>

Spark people contribute $6.39 million to NZ communities

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 10:47 am | Spark Foundation

21 July 2016 Spark people contribute $6.39 million in support to New Zealand communities More >>

Auckland City Limtis Music Festival Returns For 2017

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 10:41 am | Auckland City Limits

(Auckland, NZ– July 21 2016) CRS, C3 Presents and Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) are pleased to announce Auckland City Limits Music Festival will return to Auckland's Western Springs stadium and park on Saturday 11 March 2017. More >>

Eventing Team NZ Combos Named for Rio

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 10:33 am | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

New Zealand has today named a stellar combination of eventing horses for the Rio Olympic Games. More >>

NZ premiere 8 August: "The Solar Nation of Tokelau"

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 10:17 am | PACIFICA

The TV documentary “The Solar Nation of Tokelau” was produced for German TV and broadcast by ARTE TV, a French-German arts and culture channel, in September 2015. It shows how a small Pacific island nation switched its power supply to 100% ... More >>

Engelbert Humperdinck Live in New Zealand

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 10:16 am | SWPR

International music legend Engelbert Humperdinck returns to New Zealand for a six centre tour performing in Auckland, Napier, New Plymouth, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin in August and September. More >>

Special Ticket Deal: The Others Way Festival 2016

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 10:11 am | The Others Way

Karangahape Road is a constant bustle of culture on the quietest of nights, and come 2 September it will come to life on a whole new level with The Others Way Festival - a unique, locally-run day of Auckland's best alternative music, performing across ... More >>

William Trubridge Breaks World Record

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 9:32 am | Steinlager Pure

Dean’s Blue Hole, The Bahamas – This morning, with just a single breath, New Zealand free diver William Trubridge has successfully broken his own unassisted free dive world record of 101 metres. More >>

Big funding boost for world squash event

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 5:20 pm | World junior squash championships

Embargoed until 8am July 20 2016 Organisers of one of the biggest squash events to hit New Zealand's shores have received a significant boost, a year out from the world junior championships in Tauranga. More >>

Chris Cleave to headline National Writers Forum

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 4:40 pm | National Writers Forum

Chris Cleave, internationally acclaimed author of Everyone Brave is Forgiven, Incendiaryand The Other Hand (a.k.a. Little Bee, number one on The New York Times Best Seller list) is headlining the first ever National Writers Forum, to be held at the University ... More >>

Fly My Pretties to Headline Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Fest

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 4:01 pm | LOOP Recordings Aotearoa

Fly My Pretties are proud to announce that for the first time in over three years, the band will return to Dunedin to headline the Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival in November. The performance will showcase FMP’s new album String Theory , which ... More >>

Auckland Wind Orchestra Concert - 7/8/16

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 2:05 pm | Auckland Wind Orchestra

Auckland Wind Orchestra is proud to present "Love, War and Peace" , an outstanding selection of popular band and light opera music, conducted by Oliver Gilmour. It will be on Sunday 7 August 2016 at St Chad's Anglican Church, 38 St John's ... More >>

Announcing NZ Sculpture OnShore Artists for 2016

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 12:41 pm | Sculpture OnShore

NZ Sculpture OnShore will return to Devonport’s Fort Takapuna on Auckland’s North Shore from the 10th-20th November 2016. The exhibition will showcase an inspiring selection of pieces by over 100 artists working across various sculptural practices. More >>

ANZ Championship All-Star Team named

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 12:36 pm | ANZ Championship Netball

Thousands of fans have cast their votes and selected the 2016 ANZ Championship All-Star Team. The All-Star Team, in its sixth year, recognises the most outstanding players in their respective positions and a coach over the course of a season. More >>

Levi Patel & Suren Unka Announce Collaborative EP 5/8

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 12:21 pm | Delete

Electronic meets modern classical composition on Auckland-based artists Suren Unka and Levi Patel’s debut collaborative EP 5/8, due out 5 August on Marigold Music. The unlikely allies effortlessly blend dance producer Suren’s swirling rhythms ... More >>

Bond of brothers

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 11:53 am | Massey University

Alistair Bond and his Olympic gold medalist brother Hamish share more than just a love of rowing. The siblings are also bonded by their connection with Massey University. More >>

Flying Out and 95bFM announce The Others Way Festival

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 11:45 am | Flying Out Music

Karangahape Road is a constant bustle of culture on the quietest of nights, and come 2 September it will come to life on a whole new level with The Others Way Festival - a unique, locally-run day of Auckland's best alternative music, performing across ... More >>

Top Juniors Descend on Rotorua for North Island Age Groups

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 11:35 am | Squash New Zealand

Over 190 players will descend on Rotorua this weekend to compete in the 2016 North Island Age Groups. With the most entries seen for over 5 years this is sure to be an action packed weekend of squash at the Geyser City Squash Club supported by Ti ... More >>

Back to Where Racing Began in Portsmouth

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 11:03 am | Emirates Team New Zealand

Emirates Team New Zealand head back to where it all began this week. One year ago the first event in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series was sailed in front of a huge crowd on the foreshore of Portsmouth, England. The 2015 event started with ... More >>

The Mixtape: story to an audience’s personal soundtrack

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 10:50 am | Best on Tap

Wiremu Tuhiwai will lead the Best on Tap team to create an improvised show that demonstrates the power of music. For The Mixtape, before each audience member is invited to create a seven-track mixtape dedicated to a special person in their life. As one lucky tape ... More >>

Rio-bound footballer flies flag for resilience

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 10:45 am | University of Auckland

Third-time Olympian and Football Fern vice-captain Katie Duncan will be “waving lots of flags” as she heads to Rio with the national women’s team this week. More >>

Netball NZ U17 Champs: Results, Day 2

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 10:37 am | Netball New Zealand

Day 2 of the Netball NZ U17 Netball Champs has officially wrapped at the North Canterbury Netball Centre in Rangiora. More >>

Silver Ferns and NZA triallists announced

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 10:29 am | Netball NZ

The lure of wearing the coveted black dress in the inaugural Netball Quad Series and New World Netball Series for the Taini Jamison Trophy will go on the line when 28 Silver Fern hopefuls go head-to-head at the upcoming trials. More >>

Young Artists Win $9,000 for Their Schools

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 10:24 am | The Coffee Club

Four children have earned their schools a total of $9,000, thanks to their winning designs being picked by The Coffee Club New Zealand and KidsCan for their new Christmas cups and napkins. More >>

“50 days to go” to the Games – and counting

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 10:23 am | ACC

The New Zealand Paralympic Games Team is in the final run up to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games opening on 7 September. Sid Miller, ACC’s Chief Customer Officer, speaking at the team presentation at Sky City, says in 50 days’ time all of New Zealand ... More >>

Major Events Fund invests in 2017 World Junior Squash Champs

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 9:43 am | Major Events NZ

The Government is investing $110,000 through the Major Events Development Fund in the World Junior Squash Championships to be held in Tauranga from 19 - 28 July 2017. More >>

Kiwi Rider Whitaker an Elite Romaniac

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 4:32 pm | Bikesport NZ

JULY 19, 2016: It's regarded as perhaps the toughest extreme enduro in the world, but Kiwi "rookie" Jake Whitaker was one of the hard men of the sport who proved himself up to the challenge this year. The popular but gruelling Red Bull ... More >>

Kiwis Keep up Pro Tour Momentum At Bolivar

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 4:30 pm | KartSport

Pukekohe ace Emerson Vincent was again the top Kiwi karter at the latest round of Australia's Rotax Pro Tour, finishing third in the Micro Max class at Bolivar in South Australia on Sunday. More >>

Able’s captioning will bring all Kiwis to the finish line

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 4:14 pm | Able

For the first time ever, Able are offering captioning services for free-to-air coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Prime, making the games accessible for Kiwis who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing. More >>

Ladyhawke: support acts announced

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 4:01 pm | NicNak Media

The super-talented Kiwi singer-songwriter is back in New Zealand to play two gigs as part of her WILD THINGS tour, which has been wowing audiences around the world. More >>

Miller & Band with Special Guest Gala - the Golden Dawn

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 3:04 pm | Blackout Music Management

What makes the new recording artist Miller worth knowing about? It is a fair question. More >>


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